Pacific Beach Real Estate, Mission Beach Real Estate

Pacific Beach real estate offers one of the best locations in southern California.  There is an unmistakable draw to the variety of landscapes along the pristine Pacific Beach and Mission beach coast, with its palm-trees standing tall on white sandy beaches, deep canyons with mesas, sandstone cliffs that plunge into the sea, and tide pools adjacent to tranquil lagoons.  The diversity of the Pacific Beach Real Estate area can also be seen in its unique neighborhoods, each of which offer their own distinct character.  Find seaside coffee shops, schools and first-class amenities with breathtaking views of the Pacific Beach coastline.  San Diego offers some of the top educational facilities in the nation, locally grown companies, corporate offices of global businesses, and prominent military headquarters. >>> Read More

Meet Tom Mattix

As a prominent Pacific Beach Real Estate agent, Tom Mattix knows the importance of diligence and hard-work, proof of which is shown in his vast education: a twenty-three year career in the U.S. Navy, a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Seton Hall University and a Master’s degree in Business from Pepperdine University.  Tom has continued his professional training and acquired a number of accreditations including attaining his broker’s license, being a Certified Residential Specialist, and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative. In addition to his educational qualifications, Tom Mattix is consistently backed by his clients, who appreciate his attention to detail, discipline, and vibrant personality.  To show their appreciation, Tom has been recognized as one of the top-ten real estate agents in all of San Diego County by the San Diego’s Best 2011 Union-Tribune.  That coupled with being chosen as the "Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent" every single year since the award’s inception in 2007, and having the highest scores possible as a Quality Service Platinum Certified (QSC) professional truly shows that Tom Mattix is one of the premier San Diego REALTORs®.   >>> Read Testimonials From Previous Clients Read More about Tom’s: Education, Experience, Memberships, Professional Philosophy, Why He’s Different from Other Agents, 12 Point Pledge to Clients, & Why He’s Been Voted as one of Top 6 Agents out of 20,000 in San Diego County.

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Important Real Estate Announcement

July 27, 2016 by Tom Mattix

                        I have an important real estate announcement! To be successful in today’s very competitive business environment, it is imperative that owners not be content with simply maintaining the status quo, but instead they must constantly strive to improve operations and most importantly, the level of service to current and future clients. Doing so helps to ensure long-term growth and sustainability of every organization. My own real estate practice has grown many-fold thanks to my loyal clients, yet I came to realize that my business needed to evolve and improve its level of service. Over the last 4 months, I interviewed and vetted numerous candidates whom I thought might be a good business partner. The number one and uncompromising criterion was that whomever was chosen must have clearly demonstrated the combination of absolute protection of every client’s very best interests, personal service second to none and the individual/team which … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: Another Property SOLD!

June 9, 2016 by Tom Mattix

San Diego Real Estate Update: Several years ago, I helped Bruce and Tracey purchase a second home on Sail Bay. Later I helped them purchase an investment property in Rancho Bernardo. I guessed they liked the way I helped them as they asked me to sell the Sail Bay property about a year ago and then I really knew they appreciated my help when they referred their son Kevin, a first time buyer, to me. Well, after waiting for just the right property to come along, Kevin was able to close escrow just last week on a very nice two bedroom, two bathroom condo in Rancho Bernardo (Poway Unified Schools) and very close to his work. Kevin’s updated unit has an in-unit laundry, a nice size private patio, A/C, 2 parking spaces and only one common wall. Also, the complex is gated, has a very nice resort style clubhouse with … Continue reading

Are Mortgage Rates About to Rise?

May 23, 2016 by Tom Mattix

Are Mortgage Rates About to Rise? Stronger than expected economic data and a shift in expectations for Fed policy were negative for mortgage rates over the past week. As a result, mortgage rates ended the week higher. Speeches made by Fed officials early in the week alerted investors that the Fed may be much closer to another federal funds rate hike than investors expected. On Wednesday, the release of the minutes from the April 27 Fed meeting confirmed this. In the minutes, Fed officials made it clear that they will consider raising rates as soon as June if economic conditions continue to improve. Investors currently view tighter Fed policy as negative for mortgage rates, so rates rose as the Fed’s position became better understood. One factor supporting the case for tighter monetary policy is stronger than expected improvement in the recent housing data. Existing home sales in April rose for … Continue reading

What’s in store for the San Diego housing market during the remainder of 2016?

April 12, 2016 by Tom Mattix

Have you heard predictions about what the San Diego housing market will look like for the rest of 2016? Yes, some so called economic “experts” are saying that the tight inventory, home price appreciation, and slow wage growth will hamper affordability. Other “experts” are forecasting improvements in inventory and wage growth that will lead to a more robust housing market. This is an excellent time to have this discussion as we are about to get into the traditionally strong spring selling season. Thus, we are at a very important time in the year for the housing market. Here’s Tom’s “take.” In terms of what we are seeing and to “set the stage,” let’s start by noting that we are seeing very strong employment levels for the U.S. Basically, we are at full employment. At approximately 5%, U.S consumers are in really good shape – we have wage growth picking up, … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Sales Statistics

April 5, 2016 by Tom Mattix

San Diego real estate sales statistics for the month of February were released a bit later than normal this period. However, I thought it best to provide the data and it is expected that in lieu of the fact that inventory is presently abysmally low, the stats for March will not be much different than what you are about to see below. Sales Statistics for Single Family Detached Homes Year-Over-Year Median prices increased by 6.2% to $515,000 from $485,000 Home sales fell by 4.3% to 1,452 from 1,517 Total inventory fell 1.8% to 7,885 from 8,032 The average days on market fell by 16.5% to 48 from 57 Month-Over-Month (February 2015 to February 2016) Median home prices slipped by 0.4% to $515,000 from $517,000 Home sales up by 5.9% to 1,452 from 1,371 Total inventory increased 12.2% to 7,885 from 7,025 The average days on market dropped by 1.7% to … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: Another Property SOLD!

March 10, 2016 by Tom Mattix

San Diego Real Estate Update: Charming Lemon Grove Detached SOLD… Look at that Backyard: 7479 Tweed St! A recent referral from one of my past clients just resulted in a sale of one of the most unique homes I have ever had the pleasure of listing. First though, I should tee this up properly. One of my primary goals when taking a listing is to seek out the seller’s optimum goals. Whether it’s maximum price, shortest time on the market, “as is,” etc.  Sometimes the goals are straight-forward and quite simple; other times it can be complex. In this specific instance the sellers were planning to retire and relocate out of state. They wanted to sell quickly so that they would have the cash from the sale, secure their home on the east coast prior to moving, and not have to move out of their home here all before moving. … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Update: Another Property SOLD!

March 7, 2016 by Tom Mattix

San Diego real estate update: A 3 bedroom, 2300 square foot Carlsbad beauty at the end of a cul-de-sac with a peek ocean view: 2221 David Place! Last October I received an inquiry from a gent who turned out to be one of my favorite clients, Todd. He came to me via Zillow. Initially, Todd wanted to focus on searching in Pacific Beach but later decided that a detached home further north would better suit his and his spouse’s wants and needs. It did not take us long to find a home which was perfect in every way. The end of the cul-de-sac location was the bonus in addition to one of the best kept homes I have seen in a very long time. Upgrades galore, plantation shutters, Bosch appliances, Kohler plumbing fixtures, Caesarstone countertops, 9 foot ceilings, butler’s pantry, a lavish master bath, a peek view of the ocean … Continue reading

San Diego Real Estate Experiencing Low For-Sale Inventory

February 19, 2016 by Tom Mattix

San Diego Real Estate Experiencing Low For-Sale Inventory The latest Zillow Home Price Expectations Survey was released yesterday and I thought that I would share the results as they pertain to San Diego Real Estate. The survey of 104 economists, real estate experts and investment and market strategists asked panelists to predict the path of home values across the nation through 2020. The panelists predicted that home mean values will  grow, on a national basis  by 17.7% over the ensuing 4 years. It must be stressed that these estimates are for the U.S. at large and every region and community will appreciate at different rates over different time periods. Historically, the San Diego region has been a “bellweather” for the rest of the nation. Here is a good example to demonstrate: From Jan 2015 through Jan 2016, mean prices of single family detached sold homes across San Diego County increased from $483,700 to $517,000 or + 6.9%. During this same period, condos increased … Continue reading

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